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Black History Month Hop

Feb.1 to Feb. 29
Hosted by Reflections of a Bookaholic and Mocha Girls Read

Purpose:  To give black authors, books and those who support them a month in the spotlight.

Before the hop the hosts site will open the link for entry.  Your site can post anything related to the weeks topic.  Your site must link to the host site and add the button to the post as well.

Weekly Topics for the Black History Month Hop:

   1st – 7th Black History Month Giveaway Hop:  The prize has to be a book by a black author, or about black characters, or regarding black history.   Gift cards  and books of choice from the Book Depository are welcomed as well.

  2nd – 4th Around Town:  For these three days post must be about black history month events  and/ bookish events in your city, state, or on the web.
TOPIC IDEAS:  Museums special programming, parades, school events, storytelling at the library, movie festivals, art shows, giveaways, online events.

    5th – 11th The Business of Black Books:  This week focuses business related topics pertaining to black authors.
TOPIC IDEAS:  Interview a black author about getting published, interview or feature a black owned bookstore, interview black publishers or publishers about black books, guest post and giveaways

    12th – 18th  Black Love:  This week focuses on black romance novels and love stories.
TOPIC IDEAS:  Interview a black romance author, review black romance books, your thoughts on the topic, character list, guest post and giveaways

    19th – 25th  Black Books:  This a week focuses on black books generally.  Any genre, any author, and/or anything related to black books.  TOPIC IDEAS:  Book reviews, interviews, guest post and giveaways

    26th – 29th  The Best of…:  This is all about the list.  Write you own list about your favorites during this week.  TOPIC IDEAS:   The top 5 black authors, the top 10 black YA books, the 10 black books everyone should read, the 5 black books I love, giveaways

Why join this hop?  One to raise awareness of black authors and black topics in books.  Two, to promote diversity in mainstream literature.  Three,  because we are giving a prize each week to one lucky blogger.

Think you are interested in participating?  Please fill out this form and let us know 🙂

About mochagirlsread

We are a group of black women who love to read, want to read more and meet like minded women.

16 responses »

  1. Sounds like my blogging plans are pretty much set for next month. Wonderful ideas to start with. 🙂

  2. Sounds like fun. I’m hoping to be able to participate the majority of this month. Great idea.

  3. Looking forward to taking part is this in this hop.

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  5. What a terrific event. Thanks for setting it up!

  6. You can count me in! I just read about this event on Joy’s blog. I’ll probably participate toward the end of the month. Thanks for hosting this.

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  11. Really cool idea. I’m in too. 🙂


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